GOLD Speakers


Tamara Drenttel Brand, MA, MPH, IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: 2017 Cultural Presentations
  • Country: UAE

Tamara Drenttel Brand has resided in the Middle East since 2008, where she has helped thousands of families with breastfeeding through her private practice and volunteer work. She founded one of the largest breastfeeding peer support networks in the Middle Eastern/North African (MENA) region. Currently, she serves as a Board Member for Nurture Project International, volunteers as a La Leche League (LLL) Leader and is the founder of As a public health practitioner and lactation consultant, she has designed, implemented and evaluated many community-based public health initiatives, lactation curricula and training programs for families, NGOs, non-profits and medical professionals across the MENA Region. She has consulted for Médecins Sans Frontières, International Relief and Development, Lebanese Welfare Association and Bella Health Clinic (Dharampur, India) just to name a few. She is a writer and contributing editor for LLL’s Close to the Heart magazine and her work on breastfeeding has been published across the MENA region. Her collaborative article, “The Daily Lived Experiences of Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease in Lebanon,” was published in the Journal of Pediatric Health Care in 2015. In 2014, LAHA named her its annual Breastfeeding Specialist. She will be featured on the podcast series “Redefining Revolutions” in 2017. She currently resides with her family in Sharjah, UAE.

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